10/14/2008 - Meeting Minutes

10/14/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:43 am

A meeting of the Planning Board was called to order on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 7:03 PM.

ATTENDANCE
Present: Richard Vanden Berg (Chairman), Linda Brown, Roy Swenson, Eben Chesebrough, Mark Mungeam, William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), Lisa Lannon (Recording Secretary).
Absent: David St. George, Ernst Marks (Vice Chairman).

7:03 PM PUBLIC HEARING: APPLICATION FOR REMOVAL OF TREES ON ORANGE STREET
The Public Hearing for the application for the removal of trees along scenic road, Orange Street was opened. It was noted that Mr. Leo Mosczynski, Tree Warden has inspected the trees in question and recommends the removal as well as maintenance of overhanging limbs. Some discussion held. Ms. Brown made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. There being no objections, the Tree Warden will move forward with the removal of the five dead pine trees and the maintenance of the overhanging limbs.

7:06 PM LETTER REGARDING KTKT, LLC, NORTHEAST MAIN STREET
A letter from Adelle Reynolds, Building Commissioner, regarding the reclamation activities at KTKT, LLC located on Northeast Main Street and the use of proposed manufactured topsoil was noted. Also noted was a letter from Dennis Croteau recommending not to approval future manufactured top soil applications over aquifer areas without Water & Sewer Department approval.

7:09 PM COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL APPLICATION
An email from Trish Settles, CMRPC was discussed. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the goals as valid for the EO 418. Mr. Swenson seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:15 PM NOVEMBER 12, 2008 MEETING
Discussion held regarding the November 12, 2008 Meeting. It was the consensus of the members present to cancel the November 12, 2008 meeting.

7:17 PM ZBA APPLICATION AND VOUCHERS
Several vouchers were signed. The accessory apartment special permit extension for Robert Mateer, 93 Webster Street was signed. The ZBA for Steve Bagdis on 90 Peters Cove Road was reviewed and discussed. Members had no objection.

7:40 PM PUBLIC HEARING: DOUGLAS PROPERTIES, LLC APPLICATION FOR A DEFINITIVE SUBDIVISION PLAN OF LAND ENTITLED “LAKEWOOD ESTATES”
The letter requesting continuance of Lakewood Estates was noted. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the Public Hearing: Douglas Properties, LLC, Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan of land entitled “Lakewood Estates” on November 28, 2008 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Mungeam seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:41 PM MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2008
The minutes of the September 23, 2008 Meeting were reviewed. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 23, 2008 Meeting as amended. Motion seconded by Ms. Brown. Vote unanimous.

7:52 PM APPLICATION TITOPA FARMS LLC, ANR LOT
A letter regarding the withdrawal of the application Titopa Farms LLC ANR lot was noted. Mr. Swenson made a motion to accept the withdrawal of the application for an ANR lot without prejudice. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:54 PM ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Some discussion held regarding the use of associate members.

7:55 PM STANDARD OF DEAD-END STREETS
The standards for dead-end streets from NHOEP were discussed. It will be further discussed when all members are present.

8:00 PM OTHER BUSINESS
Mr. Chesebrough noted that regarding the MA General Law Chapter 169 of the Acts of 1994 which amended section 81O of Chapter 41 requires submission of subdivision plans to the Planning Board.
Mr. Chesebrough also noted that he and Mr. Zisk have been working on the Planning Board Handbook. Once the last few changes have been made it will be sent to the Planning Board and Zoning for review and comment.

8:03 ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Brown made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 8:03 PM.

Respectfully submitted


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